Saturday, September 21, 2013

What's For Dessert: Awesomely Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies



Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, chewy, satisfying, and did I say peanut buttery.... It's hard to find someone that doesn't love peanut butter and what better way to enjoy it than in a simple cookie. That's why I've always loved making them. These happen to be a little different from what I've made in the past, in the fact that they are made to be especially chewy. Chewy and peanut butter go good together so I said why not. Then I said, why not again and went above & beyond.. to turn them into chocolate covered peanut butter cookies so definitely try that as well... it's bliss.


Ingredients (makes about 18 cookies) :
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (make sure it's soft before you mix it)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 


 In a large bowl or mixer combine all the ingredients. You can see the peanut butter in there somewhere. I swear it's underneath all those other necessary ingredients.

Time laspe of mixing perfection:





 






Finally after the mixing is done, look at the tempting peanut butter dough just sticking to the mixing spoon. Wait just a second, before I continue making these I better eat a piece....


 I swear that is Chef Meg's girlie measuring spoon in the background.


After you've done your dough taste test which I know you will, you grease up a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Make sure to preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then roll that dough into little 1 inch balls of goodness and place on the cookie sheet with enough space between them.

Cookies should be taken out of the oven in approximately 14 minutes or when they are brown on the edges. Once they are out, let the cookies cool a couple minutes before taking them off the cookie sheet. Also for ultimate cookie bliss let the cookies cool even more beyond that, trust me it's worth waiting.  Enjoy.. I know I did, cookie dough and all.


Update and I usually don't do updates to my posts but this case warrants it. I couldn't resist having some more of these awesome cookies the day after they were made. I have to tell you that there is no denying that these are absolutely 100% the best peanut butter cookies ever! If you like peanut butter cookies or cookies period, I understand that this recipe might require more ingredients than usual for cookies but it makes them really awesome and worth it....  

8 comments:

Pam said...

Yum!!! They do look awesome! Can never have too much peanut butter and cookies too!

@BELLA@ said...

oh wow.. i'm drooling now.. if only i know how to do this.. :( i suck at all this..

Danielle said...

I love peanut butter cookies!! But have only made peanut butter criss cross. I must give these a try!

Chef Matt and Megs said...

Danielle, criss cross is the way I've made them to in the past. I didn't want to really break from that when I made these but the found out that when it came to that part that the recipe didn't call for it. I was really skeptical just dropping them but now that I've done it this way I'd be hard pressed to go back to criss cross since these were so good.

Laura Dembowski said...

Love pb cookies! And the chewier the better. can't wait to try these.

Chef Matt said...

Thanks Laura. If you make these, you're definitely in for a treat! I don't think you could get any more chewier than the chewy in these cookies.

Julie said...

Can this dough be made ahead of time, refridgerated, and then baked?

Chef Matt said...

Julie,

In response to your question, I've never stored it long term so I don't know about freezer storage. I have stored in the fridge overnight and the cookies were just as good the next day as they had been when the dough was first made. I can tell you that this recipe is a winner, can't imagine any peanut butter cookies that could be chewier than these. Well worth all the ingredients, thanks for stopping by! Best Regards!
Matt

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